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Afghan and British troops discover huge drugs and explosives cache

May 29, 2012

Sergeant Terry Johnson with carefully bagged evidence that may help to identify the owners of the explosives and their intended use
[Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]

Working closely with Afghan security forces, soldiers of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment have made a considerable discovery of insurgent narcotics and supplies in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province.

The men of A (Norfolk) Company have been working closely with Afghan security forces since their arrival in Helmand in late March.

The discovery happened on Thursday 17 May when troops from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, known as the Vikings, were carrying out an operation with Afghan forces to stop insurgents threatening the protected communities in Nad ‘Ali.

The operation began with a helicopter insertion into the area early in the morning and after a long march the men of 1 Platoon approached the group of compounds which intelligence had identified as an area of interest.

On arrival at the compounds, A Company Sergeant Terry Johnson asked Corporal Jamie Seymour to secure the area as he spoke with a local elder.

Sergeant Johnson said:

“I was content after liaising with the local elder that the area was quiet; as I made preparations to depart Private Liam Downes said he had made a find.”

Continues at: Mod.uk – Afghan and British troops discover huge drugs and explosives cache

4 Comments leave one →
  1. mo3andjo7 permalink
    May 29, 2012 20:13

    WELL DONE BOYS!! FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    May 30, 2012 12:51

    Another victory against the terrorism’s financial alimentation.
    The sequestration of drugs signify this and a less number of IED and its terrifying consequences.
    It signify also a disruption of corruption system, as drugs, other than financial power, are also the means to diffond and radicate corruption.
    For all that I honor and thank our troops, whose duty has amplitude that anyone may completely know. claudio Alpaca

  3. hectoranibal permalink
    May 30, 2012 15:41

    good job guys, so that you find it.
    congrats , hectoranibal

  4. May 30, 2012 17:46

    well done fantastic X

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